Commentary: Make Charter Schools Accountable, TooKaren Pennar
Everyday, it seems, brings renewed calls for reforming public education, often with a new twist. President Clinton, in his State of the Union address, pressed schools to be more accountable and proposed linking the limited federal funds that public schools receive to student performance. Fourth graders in New York State just took a tough new reading test, part of a statewide effort to set a new baseline for academic standards.
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